Lies, Libertarians, and the Future: The Virginia Election is a Bellwether for the Nation

It’s Election Day in Virginia. With polls putting the unlikable Terry McAuliffe ahead by six points at the eleventh hour, it’s anyone’s guess how this is going to turn out, but it’s not looking good for lovers of life and liberty. In the mix is no small amount of misinformation. My 16-year-old daughter was assigned a research project for her American Government class, in ... More

Is Pope Francis Catholic?

This is an absurd rhetorical question, but it bears asking, because according to Jon O’Brien, president of the hilariously named “Catholics for Choice,” Pope Francis is not nearly Catholic enough (or too Catholic, depending on how you look at it). Writing in the Washington Post, he provides a list of complaints which, in his view, the Catholic Church badly needs to address. Like Martin Luthe... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Traditional Definition of Marriage. What’s Next?

NOTE: The views expressed herein do not represent the official position of CatholicVote.org. We present this commentary to help you form your own opinion.     News just broke that the Supreme Court has struck down the federal definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This is an extremely disappointing development, but not a surprising one. This trajectory has been ... More

Is the Push to Normalize Homosexual Relationships Leading to State-Sanctioned Incest and Pedophilia?

Alfred Kinsey, the famous (or infamous) sexologist, estimated that 10% of the American population is homosexual. A 2011 Gallup poll found that Americans believe that as much as 25% of the population is homosexual. According to the findings (emphasis added): There is little reliable evidence about what percentage of the U.S. population is in reality gay or lesbian, due to few representative survey... More

US Department of Justice: No Fundamental Right to Homeschool

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were a couple living in Germany who homeschooled their six children. There’s only one problem: in Germany, homeschooling has been against the law since the Nazis were in power. After facing intimidation, abuse, and repeated fines (to the tune of $10,000 USD) the Romeikes chose to move to the United States to ask asylum and homeschool their children in peace. In 20... More

Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured My USCCB Staff On How to Interpret Catholic Teaching!

Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to his brother bishops earlier this week where he revealed a shocking conversation that recently took place at a meeting between White House and USCCB staff: At a recent meeting between staff of the bishops’ conference and the White House staff, our staff members asked directly whether the broader concerns of religious freedom—that is, revisiting the stra... More

Outrageous: Mandatory University Training Negatively Stereotypes Catholics

You can’t make this stuff up, but this is where we’re heading if Catholics don’t stand up for their right to be respected and to live their faith fully in public. A catholic blogger who works at a state university was shocked to find out that her bi-annual mandatory training (which must be undergone by all employees) included this slide on the topic of “religious harassment... More

Worst Idea Ever?! Teenage Girls Trained to Perform Exorcisms

This has to be one of the stupidest idea I’ve come across in a long time. And the UK Daily Mail‘s inept, sensationalist reporting of the story only makes things worse: ‘We’re not like normal teenagers’: Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world # Brynne Larson, 16, is one of many newly-qualified teenage demon slayers # Reverend... More

*UPDATE* Not a Typo! Norwich Diocesan Newspaper notes pro-abortion AG invited to speak to Catholic grade schoolers

UPDATE: Please see below for an important update to this story. A surprised reader of Four County Catholic – the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT –  just contacted me and pointed out this news item in the most recent April 2011 issue: … “protecting a woman’s right to choose”? How did that get past the editor? And why is a known advocat... More

Open Season: NH Lawmakers hurl names at bishop, threaten to tax Catholic Church

What is this, open season on the Catholic Church? The Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire need to cool off. I’ve been watching this situation get worse day by day: Leading conservative leaders began to step in Wednesday to try and quell the simmering controversy over House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt’s attack against Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack as a “pedophile pimp.... More
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